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CDC Public Health Grounds Rounds on Legionnaires’ Disease Scheduled for May 21st

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has scheduled a Public Health Ground Rounds on Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) on May 21st from 1-2 PM EDT. CDC is a leader for LD prevention with the development of water management plans, and several useful resources for facility managers, water systems and the general public can be found on the CDC website. Below is more information on the Public Health Ground Rounds on May 21st.

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Turning the Tide: Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Tuesday, May 21, 1pm – 2pm ET

Reports of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases and outbreaks are increasing in the United States. LD is a serious lung infection caused by breathing in small water droplets containing Legionella. Outbreaks are commonly associated with buildings or structures that have complex water systems, such as hotels and resorts, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and cruise ships.

LD is preventable with effective water management programs. This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss preventive approaches for federal, state, and local authorities along with an innovative water management program toolkit and online training program.

Learn more about Public Health Grand Rounds at https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/.

Watch the live webcast on CDC’s Facebook page, May 21 at 1pm ET.